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Descendants of Charles Mullins
by Cornelius Carroll



First Generation


I.  Charles Mullins Sr. b. ca 1730 Pennsylvania? md Mary (maiden name unknown) b. ca 1730.  Charles Mullins purchased two tracts of land containing 400 and 500 acres on Coleman Creek from William Byrd in 1762; 136 acres on Dry Creek from John Yates in 1763; 347 acres on Coleman Creek and 237 acres on Mayo River from William Byrd in 1767; 100 acres on Hill Creek from John London in 1768; and other  tracts of land.  He sold Benedictus Coleman 170 acres on Roanoke River (Staunton River) in 1763;  Robert Gwinn Jr. 425 acres on Butterams Camp in 1763; John Murphy 136 acres on Dry Creek in 1763; John Hunter 400 acres on S. Roanoke River in 1765; Roger Atkinson 500 acres on Halfway Creek in 1766; and other tracts of land.  Charles Mullins Sr. deeded Charles Mullins Jr.  227 acres on Colemans Creek and  Nancy Mullins a tract of land on Colemans Creek on 20 Aug. 1767.  He deeded Daniel Mullins 237 acres  on Mayo Creek on 17 Nov. 1768.  He deeded Polly Mullins 136 acres on Dry Creek on 25 July  1791.  According to the Revolutionary War pension application of his son Charles Mullins Jr., Charles  Jr. was born 18 July 1749 in Pennsylvania and "principally raised in Virginia & during the Revolution moved to Broad River."  They had the following known children:

2.     i.       Charles Mullins Jr. b. 18 July 1749 Pennsylvania
3.     ii.      Daniel Mullins b. ca 1752 md Elizabeth
4.     iii.     Nancy Mullins b. ca 1752


Second Generation


2.  Charles Mullins Jr. b. 18 July 1749 Pennsylvania.  Charles Mullins and Daniel Mullins are in the 1779 Randolph County, North Carolina Tax List.  In his Revolutionary War pension application, Charles Mullins stated he was born 18 July 1749 in Pennsylvania and was "principally" raised in    Virginia and during the Revolution he moved to the Broad River and settled in Rutherford County,    North Carolina and entered service 1 Jan. 1780 under Capt. Abraham Kuykendall and after the Revolution he lived in North Carolina for 30 years then moved to Indiana for 9 years then to Calloway County, Kentucky   where he applied for his pension 19 Nov. 1832.  In 1794, Charles Mullins Jr. of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and Charles Mullins Sr., of Halifax County, Virginia, made a deed   to John Adams Sr. for "197 acres on Little Coleman Creek adjoining Joseph Jones, John Angus, Joseph Hewell Jr., and on the road that leads from Boyd's Ferry to Pryor's Ferry, being land where Charles Mullins Sr. now lives by virtue of an exception for life, a deed made by Charles Mullins Sr. to his son Charles Mullins Jr. which was recorded in Halifax County," Virginia.  "Now Charles Mullins Sr. to revise the said deed in favor of his son Charles Mullins Jr. and joins in said deed of sale, releasing the exception of a life right in said land."

3.  Daniel Mullins b. ca 1752 Virginia md Elizabeth (maiden name unknown).  Daniel served  three years in the Revolutionary War, most of the time as a private, in the 5th and 11th Regiment under Col. William  Russell and Captain Thomas Wills; also 15th Regiment under Major Gustavius B. Wallace in June 1778; by Dec. under Col. Daniel Morgan; Col. Buford; and he was at Valley Forge.  They are believed to have had the following  children:

5.       i.       Sarah Mullins b. ca 1775 VA - d. 1864 DeKalb Co., AL md William Thomason   
6.       ii.      Daniel Coleman Mullins b. ca 1785 VA - d. 1857 Cannon Co., TN md Oridema Lyle
7.       iii.     Ezekiel Mullins b. ca 1790 GA - d. 1858 Robertson Co., TX md Rebecca James


Third Generation


5.  Sarah Mullins b. ca 1775 VA - d. 1864 Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., AL md William Thomason.  They had the following known children:

8.       i.       Daniel Thomason b. ca 1801 TN - d. 1839 AR md Mary Jane Denton

6.  Daniel Coleman Mullins b. ca 1785 Virginia  - d. 1857 Short Mountain, Cannon County, Tennessee md Oridema "Didema" Lyle b. ca 1793 North Carolina - d. 1855  Tennessee, daughter of John Lyle.   Daniel moved to Warren County, Tennessee by 1812 and appeared in the tax list.  In the  1820 Warren County, Tennessee Census, his household consisted of 6 males and 3 females.  In the 1840 Warren County, Tennessee Census, his household consisted of 5 males and 3 females.  On 15 Jan. 1841, Daniel Mullins witnessed the sale of land near Short Mountain, Cannon County, Tennessee by Ezekiel Mullins and Joseph Mullins.  There is a story in the old McGuffey Reader that is family lore in the Mullins family.  It seems Daniel went to town for supplies, leaving his wife and children at home.  They were asleep one night when Didema suddenly awakened---noises---and whispered to the children to slip out the window.  She was the last and so large she could barely get through the window.  But they all got out and ran to hide in the forest in a huge tree trunk.  Next morning they found that Indians had ransacked and destroyed everything in the house.  Daniel and Didema had the following known children:

9.     i.      Daniel Coleman Mullins b. ca 1816 TN md Martha Jane Mullins

7.  Ezekiel Mullins b. ca 1790 Georgia - d. 1858 Robertson County, Texas md Rebecca James b. ca 1793, daughter of Daniel James.  They had the following known children:

10.    i.      (unknown) b. ca 1814 TN
11.    ii.     (unknown) b. ca 1816 TN
12.    iii.    (unknown) b. ca 1817 TN
13.    iv.    Sunnitt (Samantha?) Mullins b. ca 1818 TN md John Raines
14.    v.     Elijah Mullins b. ca 1823 TN
15.    vi.    (unknown) b. ca 1824 TN
16.   vii.    William L. Mullins b. ca 1825 TN
17.   viii.   Frances Marion Mullins b. ca 1826 TN md Mary Jane McMillian 9 July 1889
18.    ix.     Paralee Rebecca Mullins b. ca 1834 TN md Byron Smith
19.    x.      Martha Jane Mullins b. ca 1819 TN md 1) Daniel Coleman Mullins III, 2) John Young
20.    xi.     Mary Penelope Mullins b. ca 1836 TN - d. 8 Dec. 1879 TX md John McQuatty Archer
21.    xii.     Susan A. Mullins b. ca 1838 TN md William Kinsey 5 Jan. 1861


Fourth Generation


9.  Daniel Coleman Mullins b. ca 1816 Tennessee - d. prior to 1860 Tennessee md Martha Jane Mullins b. ca 1827 Tennessee, daughter of Ezekiel & Rebecca (James) Mullins.  There was a Jubilee Mullins b. ca 1810 with two children, Louisa b. ca 1823 and William H. b. ca 1839, living near them in the 1850 census.  Martha Jane and her children are in the 1860 and 1870 Cannon County, Tennessee censuses.  By 1880, she had remarried and moved to Robertson County, Texas.  Daniel and Martha had the following known children:

22.      i.      Jubilee Mullins b. ca 1841 Tennessee
23.      ii.     Julian Mullins b. ca 1843 Tennessee
24.      iii.    John H. Mullins b. ca 1845 Tennessee
25.      iv.    Vina Jane Mullins b. ca 1847 Tennessee
26.      v.     Joseph Mullins b. ca 1850 Tennessee
27.      vi.    Louisa Mullins b. 6 Nov. 1852 Tennessee
28.     vii.    Nancy Melissa b. 15 Sept. 1855 Tennessee


Copyright  2000  Cornelius Carroll